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Clemson Coach's $93 Million Deal Includes an Extra Alabama Penalty

  • Dabo Swinney is NCAA football’s highest paid coach under deal
  • Contract has higher buyout tab if he leaves for Alabama job

Clemson and Alabama have met in three of the last four college football title games. Now the rivalry is spilling over into coaching contracts.

Clemson University on Friday gave Dabo Swinney the biggest contract in college football history, a 10-year, $93 million deal that would keep the coach with the Tigers through 2028. But the South Carolina school added special protection -- a steeper financial penalty if Swinney leaves early for the top job at Alabama.